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Are you within a 100-mile radius of a resettlement site? If so, you are in the (ever-expanding) target range

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 16, 2016

First, if you haven’t done so already, go to this list (click here) and find out where your closest UN/US State Department designated resettlement office is located.  See the map here.

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Protesters in Olympia, Washington last fall. Photo and story at Newsweek. http://www.newsweek.com/who-exactly-are-syrian-refugees-we-have-already-taken-397795

Then draw a circle one hundred miles out from that city/town.***  If your town is within that circle, you could be seeing some of the huge surge of refugees expected to arrive in the US by September 30th.  (And, of course the following year many more as Obama has promised that at his last opportunity, for FY2017, he will be recommending 100,000, unless a new President comes in and rescinds that order).

Here is an article reader Diane brought to my attention (we mentioned it before, and the link has now been corrected thanks to Diane), but am posting it again because a huge push is on to find new resettlement locations (original ones are now getting very overloaded).

US Together is affiliated with Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, a national resettlement organization, which began plans to open an office in Toledo about five years ago. The Toledo office resettles people within a 100-mile radius of the city.

I first heard this ‘100-mile rule’ in 2007 when a US State Department employee told me about it in relationship to what was happening in my county seat—-Hagerstown, MD.

This bit of information is important as we also now see a push to open more offices that fall within the hundred mile radius of an existing office, but will themselves now serve as another hub with its hundred mile radius.

This is done for several reasons, the first of course is that they need more and more ‘welcoming’ locations with subsidized housing in which to seed refugees, but they also want to be sure relatives are resettled within a reasonable distance of each other.  And, finally, the contractor wants to make it easier for their own staff to get to their new “clients” and get them hooked up with their “services.”

***Look at this cool tool!  You can draw a circle with whatever radius you choose around your town or city!  Click here and try it!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Obama, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 14 Comments »

Somalis arriving at the rate of 750 a month right now; will it ever end?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 15, 2016

As of March 31, we were 6 months into the 2016 fiscal year which began on Oct. 1, 2015.

Since you all were interested in the Syrian numbers so far I thought I should update you on the Somali migration to America.  But, first check out my post of September 2008 where I chronicled over 30 years of Somali resettlement to America.   Notice that the highest resettlement years occurred in the Bush Administration.

I want to make the point again—once the UN and the US State Department get rolling on a specific ethnic group, the flow into America continues for decades!  A reporter asked me the other day: if we blow up a place, aren’t we responsible for the people? We didn’t blow up Somalia, so why are we responsible for their mass importation to America?

As of the end of 2015 we have admitted 127,337 Somalis through the Refugee Admissions Program. This figure does not include successful asylum seekers or those in the US illegally. Do we continue taking Somalis for decades to come?

This year FY2016 we are on target for 9,000!

Checking the State Department data, I see we admitted 4,521 Somalis in the first half of FY2016.  Here is where they went:

 

Somali map march 31

 

 

Here are the top ten states for Somali Muslim resettlement:

Minnesota (563)***

New York (410)

Arizona (301)

Ohio (292)

Texas (276)

Pennsylvania (222)

Washington (214)

Massachusetts (211)

Missouri (204)

California (176)

*** If you are thinking a much higher number is coming to Minnesota, you are probably right.  If you go to page 16 in a recent ORR “Key Indicators,” you will see that Minnesota, by a whopping margin (thousands!), gets the most ‘secondary migrants.’  That means that when resettled elsewhere, the Somalis are almost immediately high-tailing it to MN to be with their own kind of people.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 12 Comments »

Interview with Anne Richard (Asst. Sec. of State) is revealing!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 14, 2016

We learn that Irish immigrants at one time were as dangerous for America as Islamic terrorists and that refugee kids are cute!

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I just want to give you two quotes from the woman who is at the top of the food chain when it comes to bringing third worlders to your towns.

Anne Richard is the Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration. She is one of several government employees involved with refugee resettlement who move in and out of government as employees first of federal contractors. (She was previously a VP at the International Rescue Committee.)

This is an interview with NPR where she knows her emotion-driven audience:

First, while responding to questions about terrorists getting in to the US as Syrian refugees, she equates the situation now with when the Irish came to America in large numbers (an aside: always remember that when the great waves of Irish came, they could not access welfare!).

Here she suggests that fear of them at the time is on the same level as our fear of ISIS today.

RICHARD: No, I think we’re trying to put together the best program possible. What I worry about the political discussion is it endangers this American tradition. And we have seen in the past that, you know, the Irish were too dangerous to bring in because they were going to be drunkards and hotheaded and backward.

And, further along in the interview, she demonstrates that she is driven by emotion (or at least trained to use that appeal)!

To me, to us, this is about being clear-eyed about the economic and social welfare of our communities.  This is about public policy decision-making.  This is about the costs to our economy. This is about whether there are unemployed Americans seeking work.

This is not about whether immigrants are nice people or their kids are cute!  

One of their favorite tricks (watch for it in your community) when you question the wisdom of inviting large numbers of impoverished people to your town, is that they want to drag out the poor refugees/immigrants as pawns to parade them before you in order to pull on your heart strings.

Here is Richard’s revealing comment to NPR:

RICHARD: Well, I meet a lot of refugees. And I find that when people meet refugees, they get it. They get the fact that these are families and that these are people who are really struggling and that they are resilient because they’ve already survived getting out of their countries. And so I think that Americans need to see more of the faces of refugees like I have. When you meet the individuals, the families, they have kids that are cute. They have grandparents who are wise. They have parents who are caring and want to help everybody.

I am sure all of those things are true, but they still don’t stack up to a clear-eyed economic analysis about whether mass migration of very needy people is good for American wise grandparents, caring parents, and cute children!

One more thought (I’m laughing when I think of it!):  Imagine the next time there is a refugee-promoting meeting in your town, and you bring out some impoverished senior citizens, some out of work vets, a few disabled Americans in need of subsidized housing and some poor/hungry American children to demonstrate your point.  Can you imagine the howls of outrage on the other side that we might play their same game!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 15 Comments »

Tennessee legislature moves one step closer to states’ right lawsuit on refugee program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 14, 2016

This is a big deal!

Just yesterday we reported that Syrian refugees resettled in Memphis, TN are dumpster diving because they don’t have jobs and apparently their resettlement agency (a contractor of the federal government) doesn’t raise enough private charitable money to help them!

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Tennessee legislators have had enough of Washington making decisions for Tennessee taxpayers and are moving a resolution through the legislative process that in the end could result in a states’ rights lawsuit against the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program.

Here is the latest from Michael Patrick Leahy writing for Breitbart:

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–The Tennessee General Assembly is on track to sue the federal government over the refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds after Senate Joint Resolution 467 cleared its last substantive hurdle in the Tennessee House Finance Committee.

The resolution sailed through the committee on a voice vote, and is now headed to the Calendar and Rules Committee, which will schedule a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives some time during the next seven days. The resolution is expected to pass in a landslide, as 74 of the House’s 99 members have already signed on as sponsors.

In February, the resolution easily passed the State Senate by a 27 to 5 margin.

“As SJR 467 is moving forward, other states will read our actions. I am pleased that seventy-four of my colleagues believe wholeheartedly that Tennessee is responsible for asserting our state’s sovereignty rights under the Tenth Amendment,” State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster), the sponsor of the resolution in the House, tells Breitbart News.

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Rep Weaver is the chief sponsor of the resolution and was joined by 74 of her fellow legislators.

“We have seen unprecedented federal overreach during the Obama administration. We need clarity and definition concerning the relationship between the federal government and our state when it comes to appropriations to pay for the federal Refugee Resettlement Program,” Weaver adds.

It is now a virtual certainty that the Tennessee General Assembly will file the lawsuit in federal court, as the Thomas More Law Center, a well-respected conservative public interest law firm, has said it will represent the state of Tennessee at no cost, even if Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery chooses not to litigate the case.

Continue reading here.

You can do this too!

Readers, this is not a lawsuit only for Tennessee.  If you live in one of these so-called ‘Wilson-Fish’ states, your state too could be a plaintiff (because of the way the program has been structured in these states)…..

…..if your governor had guts!

Wilson Fish states: Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, South Dakota, North Dakota, Tennessee and Vermont.

Go here for our complete archive on the Wilson-Fish program.

Tenth Amendment poster above right can be ordered by going here:  http://www.zazzle.com/tenth_amendment_poster-228447030250525985

Posted in Nashville, Pockets of Resistance, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 13 Comments »

Guest commentary: A warning directly from Europe

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 14, 2016

Editor’s note: From time to time, we publish guest opinion pieces or comments that readers have sent us.  This one is from an American living in Europe who wants to warn us, and remind us that we only need to look to Europe to see America’s future if we don’t get mass migration under control. It is archived in our category ‘Comments worth noting/Guest posts.

Trending in Europe: Polygamy, Child Brides, and Female Genital Mutilation

Do you ever wonder what America will look like in a few decades?

Just look to Europe.

doner kebab

Mama Merkel would like us to focus on ‘welcoming’ diversity as if it is all about Döner Kebab replacing the apfelstrudel in Deutschland rather than the serious issues raised in this guest post.

Even though the United States is further behind in the process, American politicians are following Europe with the exact same policies.

As an American expat living in Europe, let me give you a first-hand account of the cultural changes we see unfolding in European society. Because this theme is so big, I’ll only focus on three disturbing topics most of us would rather not discuss: polygamy, child brides, and female genital mutilation. These trends are spreading throughout Europe as a direct result of immigration polices and demographic changes.

The Big Myth

First we need to name the big myth that underpins all of this insanity. It’s the idea that all refugees/immigrants arriving in our country will adopt Western values. We hear this from Barack Obama, Angela Merkel in Germany, and David Cameron in Great Britain. But it’s a lie. Anyone who spends a day in Brussels, an afternoon in Frankfurt, or a weekend in Stockholm knows the real truth. Tragically in Europe, it appears that integration is a myth.

Profiting from Polygamy

In Britain, a Muslim men can take multiple wives and have numerous children with each wife because everything will be paid for by the welfare system. These women are often forced into contracted marriages. Here’s how the process works, using a hypothetical example:

A Muslim man arrives in London and is granted asylum. The next year 4-8 of his family members arrive through family reunification. Then he arranges a marriage through family in Pakistan. His new wife arrives from Pakistan and she eventually has five children. She is unemployed and they receive generous welfare benefits. A few years later the man marries another woman from Pakistan and repeats the same process. Using this strategy the family can explode to 15 or more people, with each wife entitled to housing and benefits by the British taxpayers. With the growing strength of the Muslim community throughout Europe, Sharia law and legalized polygamy are now accepted norms.

If you think this is an exaggeration, you can read all about this trend unfolding not only in the Britain, but all over Europe:

“The multiple marriages have been encouraged by changes made to the British welfare system by the previous Labour government, which allowed Muslim immigrants to have a second, third or fourth wife (and in some cases five or more) treated as a single mother who can get a house and an array of other state payments for herself and her children.” [August 2012 Report]

“The “blind eye” turned towards polygamy in Britain – and in FranceBelgium and Germany – has ensured that some Muslim men are having upwards of 20 children by multiple wives, almost always at the state’s expense.” [November 2015 Report]

Welcome to the Islamization of the West. Polygamy is pure Islam as directed in the Koran, Sira, and Hadith. Mohammed, for example, had 11 wives and a large number of sex slaves. The Koran commands all Muslims to follow the example of Mohammed.

The Troubling Trend of Child Brides

The influx of refugees has exposed another cultural schism between Islam and Western civilization. You would think that in countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway, we would not be struggling the issue of child brides. But here we are in 2016 discussing this topic.

Numerous asylum seekers are arriving in Europe with wives who are below the age of sexual consent. One 23 year old Muslim man arrived with his 11 year old wife and 18 month old child. It’s a trend we see throughout Europe, reflecting the accepted practice in the Muslim world. Selling little girls as young as eight years old into marriage is a practice in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries.

Muslim men having child brides is pure Islam. According to the Sira, Mohammed’s favorite wife was Aisha. She was six years old when she was officially contracted into marriage with Mohammed, and nine when she was brought into Mohammed’s sex harem. Mohammed was 53 years old at that time. The Hadith even describes how Mohammed allowed her to bring dolls into the sex harem because she was so young (Hadith; Muslim:177).

The Sickening Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

Here’s another topic that nobody, including me, wants to discuss in 2016 Western civilization. But thanks to our immigration policies and the Islamization of the West, female genital mutilation is increasingly practiced in our society and we need to face the uncomfortable facts. Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes “cutting off the female’s clitoris or labia and sometimes sewing the vagina shut” to prevent intercourse. FGM is practiced in much of Islamic society and parts of Africa.

Female genital mutilation is a growing problem in Europe. In 2003 the British government passed the “Female Genital Mutilation Act of 2003” to mitigate the spread of this barbaric practice. An official European parliament report estimates over “500,000 women and girls in Europe are living with female genital mutilation and an estimated 180,000 girls are at risk… [but] these figures are underestimated and do not take into account second-generation or undocumented migrants.”

The problem is so common in multicultural Germany, Berlin is now home to Europe’s first clinic devoted to treating victims of FGM.

Female genital mutilation is also part of Islamic culture. The practice is referenced in the Sira, which describes a man named Hamza who was the “son of a clitoris cutter” (Ishaq: 557). The Hadith assumes both men and women are “circumscised” as it describes bathing after “their circumscised genitalia touch” in intercourse (Muslim: 003,0684). Female genital mutilation was a common practice in 7th century Arabia, and now also 21st century Europe.

Western Civilization or Mass Immigration?

An entire encyclopedia could be written on the cultural changes we see unfolding in Europe. Literally every aspect of society is slowly changing, from big cities to small villages. Ancient churches are being closed and replaced with mosques and “Islamic education centers.” German bakeries are closed and replaced with “Doner Kebab” shops on every corner. And of course, you see the demographic changes everywhere: an older European society is slowly dying out and being replaced by a younger Muslim society.

My fellow Americans, the choice is yours. You can either choose to keep your society, civilization, and way of life, or you can choose multiculturalism in the form of mass immigration, but you can’t have both. If you want to see what your future looks like if you choose the latter, just turn your attention to Europe.

As Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party says, “Europe is burning.” You don’t have to make the same mistakes.

For more from Real Facts Media (from within the belly of the beast!) click here.

For our complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive go here. See map where Female Genital Mutilation has already come to America.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Comments worth noting/guest posts, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, women's issues | Tagged: , | 11 Comments »

Fargo, ND news program exposes Rupert Murdoch and rich pals’ propaganda campaign!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 14, 2016

Editor:  Since I don’t know how much subscriber overlap there is between my other blog American Resistance 2016! and RRW, I thought this 6 minute news clip was worth posting in both places so that no one misses it!  Progress is being made by alternative media breaking through the power of the corporate media!

Wow! People across the heartland of America are beginning to understand what is happening to them!

This is a must-watch video of a local TV news reporter exposing the Partnership for a New American Economys joint effort with Open Borders activists like Welcoming America and the US Refugee Admissions Program to make sure a steady supply of cheap labor is distributed to your towns and cities.

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Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch is the leader of a propaganda campaign in Fargo, ND (among other unsuspecting cities).

Also exposed is a classic and pernicious campaign that is underway to manipulate public opinion!

For background see our post from January (at American Resistance 2016) about Rupert Murdoch and his rich elitist pals at the Partnership for a New American Economy.

And, then see our post just last week here at Refugee Resettlement Watch about the selection of the 20 cities where citizens are going to get the full-court propaganda press to “welcome” their replacement population.

See also Leo Hohmann’s more detailed report on what these big-wigs have planned for 20 cities.  This is what I said at WND:

“They want to manipulate the minds of the community and get Americans to believe mass immigration is going to be good for them, that they’re all going to benefit from the influx of more and more migrants,” said Ann Corcoran, author of the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog. “It’s a mind game to soften up the receiving communities.”

Update: See Lutheran Social Services of ND PR about the “controversy”, here.

Watch this!

 

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Traveling to Washington, DC soon? Check out the Refugee Act of 1980 on display!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 13, 2016

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Wow!  I didn’t know, but since I’ll be in DC next week I might just have to stop at the National Archives for this important display.

I sure hope it is still there since it opened last November (but could find no information when the display would close).  Got to give them credit, they are working hard on their PR campaign!

By the way, you might want to have a look at what Senator Ted Kennedy had to say about his baby—the bill that was ultimately signed into law by Jimmy Carter, here.

Kennedy wasn’t alone, here are the other chief Senate sponsors of the bill:

Sen Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [DE] –
Sen Boschwitz, Rudy [MN] –
Sen Hatfield, Mark O. [OR] –
Sen Javits, Jacob K. [NY] –
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] –
Sen McGovern, George [SD] –
Sen Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [NY] –
Sen Pell, Claiborne [RI] –
Sen Randolph, Jennings [WV] –
Sen Ribicoff, Abraham A. [CT] –
Sen Riegle, Donald W., Jr. [MI] –
Sen Sarbanes, Paul S. [MD] –
Sen Tsongas, Paul E. [MA] –
Sen Williams, Harrison A., Jr. [NJ]

I wrote about the law here in 2013.

If you plan to visit, call the archives first to be sure the law, that is changing your cities and towns, is still being showcased!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 7 Comments »

From Syrian refugee camp to dumpster-diving in Memphis, TN

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 13, 2016

To get Obama’s promise of 10,000 Syrians on US soil by September 30th fulfilled, resettlement contractors like World Relief (and eight others) must resettle about 358 a week for the remaining weeks of this fiscal year.

Is this story from Memphis indicative of what is happening in your town as more and more refugees are dropped off?

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“Welcoming” Memphis! Syrian refugees dumpster-dive to support families. Where are all the charitable and good Evangelical Christians at World Relief? When the RAP was created, these federal contractors were supposed to match the federal dollars with private charitable giving. The private share is almost non-existent now.

The Refugee Admissions Program (RAP) of the UN/US State Department already costs American taxpayers over $4 billion and this is what you get for your money!

Where is all the money going? I expect to offices and staff at the nine federal contractors!

From the Memphis Mirror:

After a lengthy lead-in about the troubles the Alkani family had in leaving Syria, check this out!

Today, Alkhani’s strife is drastically different. He is not surrounded by warfare, but struggles every day to make his family’s next dollar with no English language skills and a sixth grade education.

His worries about money started immediately. He owed the U.S. Department for their flight fares – a total of $6,000.***

Refugee families receive a one-time welcome payment of $925 per person from the U.S State Department, or $4,625 total for this family, that was channeled to them through World Relief Memphis. [Most people, especially the refugees, don’t know that World Relief, as the middleman, gets a cut of the money —-ed]

World Relief Memphis was the Alkhani’s first American contact and provided the family with the basics to get them started in Memphis. The money for basics like couches, kitchenware, and beds was deducted from their welcome money. [And, World Relief couldn’t get those items donated and save the cash?—ed]

“The World Relief Organization took care of the migration process,” Alkhani said. “We were supposed to get $4,500 in welcome money. We only received $900 of it.”

World Relief Memphis also provides English lessons for refugee families. But Alkhani, like other refugees, said he did not learn much. Alkhani gave up after three months because the teacher only spoke English, and he could not understand anything.  [Your tax dollars paid for those English lessons!—ed]

Rami Alhomsi is another Syrian refugee who gave up on the English classes that World Relief Memphis provided.

“None of us benefited from these lessons. We all quit school after sixth grade,” Alhomsi said in Arabic to an interpreter. “We don’t know any English.”  

[….]

Because of the language barrier, Alkhani has trouble finding a permanent job. He works for people in the Arab community whenever someone needs an extra hand. He also collects items thrown out in dumpsters and on sidewalks and sells them in a flea market on Summer Avenue.

By the way, World Relief has been advocating that 100,000 Syrians be admitted to the US. For what? So they can compete with poor Americans in dumpster diving?

*** One thing most of you don’t know is that when World Relief collects the airfare loan money they get to keep a portion of it for themselves for running the collection service.  All of your money does not return to the US Treasury.

Meet the staff at World Relief Memphis by clicking here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 15 Comments »

Midway through fiscal year 2016, how is Obama doing with his refugee surge?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 13, 2016

Editor’s note:  I’ve been away for several days and so am terribly behind on the refugee news.  I was in Albany to receive an award from the NY State Federation of Republican Women—their Woman in the Forefront award.  It was quite an honor!  And, I took the occasion for a mini-vacation to visit family and friends.  Now back to work!

Yesterday, Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily reported that in order for Obama to reach his goal of placing 10,000 mostly Sunni Muslim Syrians in your towns by the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30, 2016) he has to get them security and health screened and distributed at the rate of 358 per week.   See Hohmann’s excellent report here.

Obama, Kerry, Rice Power

Obama, John Kerry, Samantha Power and Susan Rice have been working over the last many  years to flood American towns and cities with needy third-worlders. This is their last year to get it done! However, if Hillary is elected she will continue the seeding process unabated.

So I thought I would have a look at how Obama is doing with the increased number of all refugees to be admitted.

In previous years Obama set the ceiling on refugee admissions at 70,000, but this year it is 85,000 from around the world with 10,000 of that number being Syrians.  It appears he and his team at the US State Department are way behind.

Checking the data as of yesterday (12 days past the midway point in the year which was March 31), we have admitted 30,632 which leaves 54,368 to go.

To reach that goal in a little over 5 months we are looking for an arrival rate of nearly 10,000 a month! Yikes!

Will your town be a new resettlement site?

Before I get to the top states, we reported that they are going to have to find new ‘welcoming’ cities (such as Ithaca, NY and I heard they were back in my county seat trying to make inroads there where the program was halted for mismanagement in 2007).

Watch for efforts being made in your towns and cities to get a federal resettlement contractor office open.  They will be scouting towns/cities with cheap subsidized housing which I think is probably their major limiting factor.

So here is the US resettlement map so far for Fiscal Year 2016 (source: Refugee Processing Center):

 

Map US 2016 half way through year

 

 

Here are the top ten states for resettlement in FY 2016.  Remember these are only resettled “refugees” not the much larger category of migrants you pay for which are now called by the feds “humanitarian arrivals” whose total number is ranging around 200,000 a year now.

Texas (2,826)

California (2,816)

New York (1,742)

Ohio (1,452)

Washington (1,412)

Arizona (1,363)

Michigan (1,265)

Pennsylvania (1,163)

North Carolina (1,129)

Georgia (1,104)

And the next three (all over 1,000) are Florida, Illinois, and Minnesota.

LOL! And, I am sure it didn’t escape your attention that Washington, DC has received zero as has VP Joe Biden’s Delaware (and it isn’t the size of the state because tiny Rhode Island got 111 so far this year). Remember ol’ Joe was one of the Senators, along with Senator (don’t bring them to Hyannis) Ted Kennedy, who created this program over 35 years ago.

How do I begin to understand what is happening to my city, my state?  

It will take a little work and persistence!  Go here to see where to begin your research!

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Where to find information, Who is going where, Your State | Tagged: , | 10 Comments »

Obama Administration full-court press is on—the Syrian surge is coming and your town could be the next target

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 8, 2016

So, how do you find out and what do you do?

I could use ten of me! There are so many stories popping up everywhere across the country which indicate that a full-court press is well underway to “fast-track” thousands of refugees into towns across America before September 30th.  See Syrian surge, here. (99% of the Syrians admitted so far are Sunni Muslims.)

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And, unfortunately I am going away for a few days and will be woefully behind in my blogging by early next week.  I urge all of you to follow my twitter feed in the right hand side bar here at RRW or at American Resistance 2016! because I hope to keep up somewhat in getting news to you that way.  Or, follow me directly on twitter @RefugeeWatcher.

It occurred to me in the last 24 hours, after writing about Ithaca, NY that I should do a summary post about where to find things if you get wind that your town is targeted as a new resettlement site (they are wearing out their welcome in many existing sites!), or, if you are in an existing site and have just figured that out!

The Obama Administration is looking to resettle 85,000 or more refugees this year from around the world and for Obama’s last opportunity to submit a proposal, he is aiming for 100,000 in FY2017.

 

Knowledge is power!

This is where you can learn more about what is happening to us:

Go here for Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Report to Congress (very valuable information in here!)

Go here for my post of last year entitled, “Ten things your town needs to know.

Go here for a list of the nine major federal resettlement contractors.

Go here to find out if your city is already a major resettlement site, and see who the federal contractors and subcontractors are who are seeding your town or city.

ORR Indicators for Refugee Resettlement Stakeholders

ORR Indicators for Refugee Resettlement Stakeholders! You are a stakeholder too! Very useful document: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/key-indicators-for-refugee-placement-fy2016-report-released

Go here to see the existing resettlement sites on a US map. Remember your town is fair-game if it is within 100 miles of any of these offices.

Go here for a list of the state refugee coordinators. Call yours and ask if new towns are being chosen.

Go here to learn about the R & P Abstracts that must be prepared for each resettlement site by the subcontractor each year. Call the contractor/subcontractor in your city (see list) and ask for the recent ones for your town including the one for FY2016. You will learn from that document how many are coming and what amenities your town is offering. Be prepared to be stone-walled. They want to keep all this secret from taxpaying citizens and will try to tell you to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain it—that should not be necessary, they just want to make you go away.  Tell your city/county elected officials that they must get this document.  They probably won’t dare turn down an elected official.

Go here to learn about the required quarterly consultations. Contact your local elected officials and ask if they participate in the consultations. And, no matter what they say, you, the taxpayer, are a “stakeholder.”

Go here to see the most recent Annual Report to Congress from the Office of Refuge Resettlement. It is a treasure-trove of information especially useful to see how high the welfare use of refugees is.

Go here for the most recent “Key Indicators” for refugee resettlement, another great source of information about especially refugee employment (unemployment!) etc.

Go here for the US State Department’s data base on arrivals (you will have to play around with it, but it is worth the time!)

And, last, but not least, search our archives of over 7,000 posts by typing a few key words into our search window!

So, again, if you don’t see many posts in the next few days, know that I’m traveling!  But, you have plenty of homework above to keep you busy!

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